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I'm really interested in how this goes, please keep us updated.

It took over a month, but someone finally attacked the Wikipedia entry on credit counseling and added an entire section about how the creditors really control credit counseling through fair share, etc...

It lasted exactly two minutes before a level-headed editor fixed it.

Later that day, someone added a link to a debt consolidation site, which is pretty clearly in violation of Wikipedia policies. It was reverted one minute later.

I guess this is a good sign that Wikipedia's self-policing can sometimes be fair. But I'll keep watching it closely.

Unfortunately, a few new editors have set their sights on the credit counseling article. One is a bankruptcy attorney, and flat-out admits that he hates credit counseling.

This is the beginning of an edit war, and I have no confidence that I'll win; I predict that by March 1, the credit counseling entry on wikipedia will be as biased and useless at the entry on BAPCPA. It seems that once again, I'm all alone in defending the counseling industry from its attackers.

I stand behind my wikipedia entry on credit counseling. To avoid any bias, I included a long section of criticisms of the industry, and every edit I've made has served to make the article more balanced. But that's not going to be good enough for the critics.

Jeff-

You are right on the money about Wikipedia's editors in your earlier comments.

Wikipedia has become a breeding ground for elitist self proclaimed POV expert editors that typically know very little about the person or subject they are editing.

Unless this pool of so called "editors and volunteer hooligans" is stopped, Wikipedia will become another dot.wasteland of bad information.

-Steve

I gave up on trying to keep the counseling article biased over a month ago. I haven't logged in since.

Here's someone smarter than me who seems to have Wikipedia pegged:

http://www.cow.net/transcript.txt

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